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Spartenette Tandem 1950 replacement of the hitch

Hi, so I am really new at this, so if I do something the wrong way please let me know.  My husband and I were just given what I think is a 1950 Spartenette and the inside is in fantastic shape with…Continue

Started Feb 7, 2018

Spartenette Tandem 1950 replacement of the hitch
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Hi, so I am really new at this, so if I do something the wrong way please let me know.  My husband and I were just given what I think is a 1950 Spartenette and the inside is in fantastic shape with…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by david craft Mar 6, 2018.

 

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david craft replied to Lisa Dowd's discussion Spartenette Tandem 1950 replacement of the hitch
"there are 2 basic designs on the a frame/frame connection.  the “deck over” that Mike has illustrated and a “through deck” design with the a frame integral in the frame.  I would modify to a deck over design as I…"
Mar 6, 2018
richard nance replied to Lisa Dowd's discussion Spartenette Tandem 1950 replacement of the hitch
"if the trailer doesn't have brakes installed you might get that brake system where rearward pressure on the hitch forces fluid into the brakes. https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200596722_200596722 i haven't used this but i…"
Feb 13, 2018
Mike replied to Lisa Dowd's discussion Spartenette Tandem 1950 replacement of the hitch
"Edit: That should have read "lets" as in notches or pockets. I didn't catch the aotocorrect "
Feb 12, 2018
postman replied to Lisa Dowd's discussion Spartenette Tandem 1950 replacement of the hitch
"Mike, You dont steal on the internet you "LEECH"! I've seen crushed beer cans in better shape. A good reminder make sure your ball hitch is closed and safety chains attached, cuz the driver looked in the rear view mirror to see it…"
Feb 11, 2018
Mike replied to Lisa Dowd's discussion Spartenette Tandem 1950 replacement of the hitch
"I stole this image from Google to show how the A frame let's back into the cross members. I personally would fabricate a new A frame and weld it in...but I have welders and a warehouse to mess around in....and a couple months of down time each…"
Feb 11, 2018
postman replied to Lisa Dowd's discussion Spartenette Tandem 1950 replacement of the hitch
"I would worry about it pulling straight even after repair."
Feb 11, 2018
Lisa Dowd replied to Lisa Dowd's discussion Spartenette Tandem 1950 replacement of the hitch
"As you can see the tongue is a compete goner.  But the bottom frame is still straight, but the three pieces of frame under the front window are bent.  "
Feb 11, 2018
Lisa Dowd replied to Lisa Dowd's discussion Spartenette Tandem 1950 replacement of the hitch
Feb 11, 2018
postman replied to Lisa Dowd's discussion Spartenette Tandem 1950 replacement of the hitch
"I googled spartanette and saw pictures of that era. It appears there is a front cross-member. I am guessing, but the pictures suggest a 7 foot width. The frame rails left and right run the length. So if that front cross member is straight and not…"
Feb 8, 2018
Rich Thomas replied to Lisa Dowd's discussion Spartenette Tandem 1950 replacement of the hitch
" A tow company with a roll back flat bed may be in order or look for a welder to inspect it and or, make the repair/ replacement to get it off the other peoples property. A lot of times you can find complete tongs at scrap yards or possibly an…"
Feb 8, 2018
postman replied to Lisa Dowd's discussion Spartenette Tandem 1950 replacement of the hitch
"craigslist.org has an RV section. Often you find ads for RV transport. I used a "suck up bed" wreck once, that depends on the weight capacity of the wrecker. "
Feb 8, 2018
Mike replied to Lisa Dowd's discussion Spartenette Tandem 1950 replacement of the hitch
"Could you post some pictures? If the tongue is completely rusted out, you would need to fabricate a new one from steel box tubing and steel plate. If it isn't too bad, I could be welded and reinforced.  Assuming there's a good frame…"
Feb 8, 2018
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Spartenette, Shasta and Zipper
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My husband and I have love anything vintage. We have a 65 Chevy stepside, a 73 vw convertible, a 66 mustang and 5 vintage campers. The cars have been restored and we now want to start on the campers. We would appreciate any advise since we don't have a lot of money to put into the campers and are willing to put in tons of elbow grease. We love talking to people about their campers and our campers.
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